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Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal South Tower Fire Recovery Projects
BPA Project Proposal Number 9091
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Umatilla National Forest
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ed Pugh
Mailing Address 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone 5412783848
Fax 5412783730
E-mail epugh/
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Improve/restore/protect fish, wildlife, and riparian habitat, restore hydrologic functions.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9605300 Dredge project No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Improve access and rearing habitat, halt habitat degradation, speed recovery of fish habitat a. Repair/modify culverts
. b. Fencing to exclude cattle, and plant enclosed riparian zone.
. c. Removal/repair of stock ponds
. d. Addition of in-stream wood
. e. Repair/removal of old fish structures
2. Restore hydrologic functions, reduce erosion a. Obliterate 22.1 miles of closed road. Repair 4.5 miles of closed road.
3. Reduce erosion and potential for catastrophic road failures. a. Repair 40.5 miles of open roads.
4. Enhance, or restore, or halt degradation of wildlife habitat areas. a. Fence and/or repair 2 ponds
. b. Fence and restore 2 springs
. c. Fence 3 meadows
. d. Remove 1/3 to ¾ of the crowns from large, dead standing trees on about 1,910 acres.
. e. Seed grasses and shrubs on 1,100 acres.
. f. Supplemental forage seeding on 250 acres.
. g. Fertilize 750 acres.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 06/01/99 09/01/01 19.5%
2 06/01/99 09/01/01 0.3%
3 06/01/99 09/01/01 32.4%
4 06/01/99 09/01/01 47.8%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Subcontractor $145,000
Total Itemized Budget $145,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $145,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $145,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001
All Phases $145,000 $145,000
Total Outyear Budgets $145,000 $145,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Coordination of restoration and harvest activities may cause schedule changes.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


In August of 1996, the Tower Fire burned about 51,000 acres of mostly forested land adjacent to the North Fork John Day River, on the Umatilla National Forest. The area encompassed by the boundary of the South Tower Fire Recovery Projects contains about 17,000 acres of the Tower Fire, on slopes immediately adjacent to and paralleling 8.5 miles of the North Fork John Day River. This river is home to the one remaining, totally wild run of summer steelhead and spring Chinook salmon within the Columbia Basin. The project area provides a myriad of fish, wildlife, recreational, and commodity values. In January, 1997, the Tower Fire Ecosystem Analysis made recommendations for protection and recovery of soils, hydrologic functions, vegetation, fish, aquatic, and wildlife habitat. The project package identified in this proposal follow the recommendations of the ecosystem analysis. This package represent an integrated, ecosystem-based approach to recovery of fire effects, and correction of deleterious effects of past management actions. Overall project goals are to hasten recovery from the effects of a very intense fire, and to reduce the potential for additional catastrophic events such as failures of road fills at stream crossings. Results are expected to occur immediately upon completion of project implementation. Additional beneficial effects will occur over time as projects such as road obliteration “stabilize”. Monitoring has occurred since the fire, and will continue after restoration projects are implemented. The Umatilla National Forest expects to contribute about $244,000 towards these projects starting in FY98.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

This project has not yet been reviewed

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